Today on Quantum Vibe: Debriefing at length
Strip 1865 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Fri 2018-10-26
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Gus Mendes
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A Short Break For the Holidays [ Dec 20, 2018 ]
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About the Patreon Contretemps [ Dec 18, 2018 ]
Patreon's recent moves to de-platform some popular YouTube personalities who have upset a censorious subset of progressives has alarmed all of us who value an ethic of open discussion, even when opinions expressed are sometimes quite difficult to tolerate. Maybe especially then.
I have had several Patrons drop out of the system and ask me to set up an account with an alternative subscriber service. However, there seems to be a Twitter-based activist group of "Social Justice Warriors" which can attack and shut down alternative services lest they become a haven for the wrong crowd. Maker-Support and SubscribeStar have both fallen victim to these racketeers.
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Thanks for hanging in there with me!
The Transcript For This Page
Cut to a lounge where Diana and Alyss are seated next to each other. As the Porcupine fusses over Diana's right arm, Alyss debriefs Diana as Areum looks on.
Caption: We moved to a more comfortable room and so while Monty fussed over my poor abused arm, I filled Alyss in on all that had happened.
Caption: It might have gone faster except for the way she peppered me with questions.
Alyss is looking a bit deflated. Diana's cast looks different. Areum is in the background.
Diana: … So really, it's thanks to our trip to the Mechanic that I now have contacts in a place that could prove advantageous to us later.
Alyss: You … really have been through a lot. Especially your friend, Juan. I will of course cover his medical expenses in full.
Diana looks appreciative; the Panda is walking up holding a tray with a snack and drinks.
Diana: That's … good to know. He should be transferred to a different hospital, though.
Alyss: Yeah. I've trusted Smith & Holder for literally centuries.
Alyss: But they've been compromised somehow, and until we get to the bottom of this ...
Looking past Areum at far left into medium shot of Diana and Alyss, with the Panda walking up holding a tray with a snack and drinks.
Alyss: Oh! But I shouldn't assume 'we,' should I?
Alyss: I wouldn't blame you for bailing out at this point. Things will get even rougher.
Diana: I'm angry enough with these bastards that I'm not afraid of them anymore.